Tucker County Courthouse and Jail

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Tucker County Courthouse and Jail
Tucker County Courthouse.JPG
Tucker County Courthouse and Jail is located in West Virginia
Tucker County Courthouse and Jail
Tucker County Courthouse and Jail is located in the US
Tucker County Courthouse and Jail
Location 1st and Walnut Sts., Parsons, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°5′49″N 79°40′51″W / 39.09694°N 79.68083°W / 39.09694; -79.68083Coordinates: 39°5′49″N 79°40′51″W / 39.09694°N 79.68083°W / 39.09694; -79.68083
Built 1898–1900
Architect Millburn,Frank P.; Baumgarner,William D.
Architectural style Renaissance, Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 84003680
Added to NRHP August 23, 1984[1]

The Tucker County Courthouse and Jail in Parsons, West Virginia was built between 1898 and 1900 in a combination of Flemish Renaissance and Romanesque Revival styles. The red pressed-brick structure is flanked by a "jail and jailer's residence" built in 1896 in a similar style.[2]

The main courthouse was designed by architect Frank P. Milburn and built by P.O. Shrake. Milburn was a prolific designer of courthouses in West Virginia and across the southern United States. The jail was designed by Franzeim, Geisey and Faris and was built by William D. Bumgarner.[3]

The historic jail is no longer used to confine inmates. Since 2005 the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in Belington in Randolph County has also served Tucker County.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Friends of Blackwater Canyon - The City of Parsons" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  3. ^ Rodney S. Collins (April 4, 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Tucker County Courthouse and Jail" (pdf). National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Tygart Valley Regional Jail". West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority web site. West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. 2009. Retrieved January 31, 2009.